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Laurel, Mississippi: A History

Laurel's Early Years

 

Laurel: From Logging to Industry

 

M.P. Bush Story 1912

 

City of Laurel Emerges

 

Laurel History Index

The Lindsey Family moved to Laurel, MS around the beginning of the 1900's.  In 1899, John Lindsey invented the eight-wheeled "Lindsey" wagon, revolutionizing the timber industry. This was also the first company in Mississippi to completely manufacture a product in State.

For information on the movement and genealogy of the Lindsey Family from 1740 to the present, you can visit the Lindsey Genealogy Index.

In 1976, the Laurel Bicentennial Committee published a booklet, "Laurel and Jones County's Yesteryears: Stepping Stones to Tomorrow."  With the kind permission of the author, Pauline L. Hester, I have posted some of this information to this site.  The section on the industrial and economic development of Laurel is very extensive.  The section on the Early Years of the County brings us from the settlement to the Civil War to the contemporary history.  Information on the emergence of the City of Laurel is also found here.

For an early view of life in rural Mississippi, please go to the recollections of Mr. M.P. Bush's talk before the DAR in Laurel in 1912.

 

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